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Colintraive, Glendaruel, Kilfinan and Tighnabruaich

Interim Moderator: Rev Janet K MacKellar

Note - Rev Andrew Robertson will be inducted to the charge of Rural Cowal - The Shore Kirk linked with West Cowal, on Saturday,  29th June 2024 at 12.00noon in Kyles Church, followed by lunch

Ark over Kyles.jpeg


There will normally be two Sunday

Services each week


June  2024

Sunday 3rd June 24

Kyles 10.00am

Kilfinan 11.30am

Sunday 9th June 24

Kyles 10.00am

Colintraive 11.30

Sunday 16th June 24

Kyles  10.00am

Kilmodan  11.30am

Sunday 23rd  June 24

Kyles 10.00am

Kilmodan 11.30am

Saturday 29th June 24

Induction of Rev Andrew Robertson at Kyles Church at 12.00noon, followed by lunch.

Sunday 30th June 24
Joint Service at The Shore Kirk, Strone Church at 10.30am

Rural Cowal Information

The charge of Rural Cowal was created as part of the Presbytery Mission Plan approved in August 2022. The linkage of the two congregations, West Cowal and The Shore Kirk, will take place on the date of induction. Plans are already in place for the sale of all buildings determined (b). The call is unrestricted, and Rev Andrew Robertson will be the first minister of this new charge. Both congregations operate the Unitary Constitution.

The Presbytery plan makes provision for an OLM or Reader, and an OLM is currently assigned to the Charge. There are 3 Church buildings in the care of the Kirk Sessions: • Strone Church in the care of the Shore Kirk • Kilmodan Church, Glendaruel, in the care of West Cowal • Kyles Church, Kames, Tighnabruaich, Millhouse and Portavadie in the care of West Cowal The will in the longer term have access to Kilfinan Church and Kilmun Church both of which are part of the Faith in Cowal pilgrimage trail and attract many visitors

For more information Interim Moderator, Rev Janet K MacKellar, Tel No 01369705549 or 07717454932, email



The congregation off West Cowal came into being on then 1st January 2023 with the Union of the three linked congregations of Kilfinan, Kilmodan & Colintraive and Kyles. The congregation has 4 Church buildings at present:

Colintraive Church

Kilmodan Church (Glendaruel)

Kyles Church (Kames, Tighnabruaich)

Kilfinan Church (near Otter Ferry)


As there are no other churches in the area  

everyone joins together for worship

so services are naturally ecumenical and friendly.   ​

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